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November 29, 2016 - 2:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal wildlife officials have agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will review the...
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November 29, 2016 - 2:01 pm
GARDEN CITY, Kan. — A man has been arrested by Garden City police in connection to a crash that killed a pedestrian. The Hutchinson News reports police responded to the crash Saturday night and found the body of Maria De Ubiarco, 80, in the roadway. Authorities say a car struck De Ubiarco while she...
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November 29, 2016 - 1:57 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Kansas school district is sticking with a policy of telling staff not to wear safety pins in a sign of solidarity to the disenfranchised. The Kansas City Star reports that the Shawnee Mission School District's Board of Education defended the policy at a meeting Monday in...
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November 29, 2016 - 1:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas officials have announced a two-year initiative to spread high-speed internet to school districts across the state at a cost of up to $100 million. Gov. Sam Brownback says the state might have to allocate as much as $10 million toward the program, which supporters say could...
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November 29, 2016 - 10:50 am
WICHITA, Kan. — Two southwest Kansas men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a hate crime against black Somali men in Dodge City. The Justice Department said 24-year-old Armando Sotello pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of a hate crime for the June 2015 attack on a Somali man who was sitting...
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November 29, 2016 - 10:35 am
OLATHE, Kan. — A man fatally shot by officers outside a suburban Kansas City retail store has been identified as a 50-year-old Texan. Police say Walter R. Echols of Cypress, Texas, was shot Sunday night outside a Wal-Mart in Olathe, Kansas, after he hit one of the officers with a long wooden rod...
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November 29, 2016 - 10:24 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturation patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday to specifically enforce Kansas vehicle occupant protection, impaired driving, and other traffic laws. Over the period of Monday, November 21 through Sunday, November 27, deputies wrote 68...
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November 29, 2016 - 9:18 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas judge has ruled that a Topeka man who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together isn't legally the child's father and doesn't have to provide financial support. The state Department for Children and Families had not decided as of Tuesday whether it would appeal...
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November 29, 2016 - 8:25 am
WICHITA, Kan - The Sedgwick County Division of Health, formerly known as the Health Department, announced they will be providing free HIV testing on Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1. The testing will be available at 2716 W. Central from 8 AM until 5 PM on Wednesday, and 1 to 5 PM...
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November 29, 2016 - 5:32 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A female student says Kansas State University's failure to investigate the rape of another woman allowed the same alleged assailant to sexually assault her. The accusations were in court documents filed Monday seeking to add Crystal Stroup to a lawsuit against the university by Sara...
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